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VIA Announces Comprehensive Processor Platform Support for Wind River's VxWorks RTOS

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Adds support for a reliable, efficient RTOS for medical, industrial automation and transportation applications

Taipei, Taiwan, September 28, 2011 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the forthcoming availability of a new board support package (BSP) for motherboards featuring the VIA Nano X2 CPU, VIA VX900 MSP and GigaLAN solutions and Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).

The VIA EPIA-M900 Mini-ITX board will be the first VIA motherboard to offer the BSP for VxWorks. Wind River's VxWorks is a robust, reliable RTOS with a small footprint that offers fast booting and increased security suitable for resource-constrained environments critical in medical, industrial automation, transportation and other mission-critical applications.

"We are pleased to offer the BSP for our VIA embedded motherboards featuring VxWorks," said Epan Wu, Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "This will enable VIA customers to speed up time to market and take advantage of the rich capabilities of the industry leading VxWorks RTOS."

VIA EPIA-M900 Mini-ITX Board

Measuring 17cm x 17cm the VIA EPIA-M900 Mini-ITX board features the 1.6GHz dual core VIA Nano X2 E-Series processor.The VIA Nano X2 E-Series is combined with the VIA VX900 MSP, supporting up to 8GB of DDR3 system memory and featuring the VIA ChromotionHD 2.0 video engine which boasts comprehensive hardware acceleration for the latest VC1, H.264, MPEG-2 and WMV9 HD formats at screen resolutions of up to 1080p without affecting CPU load. The VIA EPIA-M900 also features the VIA Vinyl VT2021 HD audio codec which supports Blu-ray and HD DVD Audio Content Protection.

More information about the VIA EPIA-M900 Mini-ITX board may be found at:

http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/ProductDetail.jsp?productLine=1&id=1550&tabs=1

Further details about VxWorks may be found at: http://www.windriver.com/products/vxworks/.

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw